Eric Sleeper has released his new single titled ‘Dragon’s. As poignant as it is just plain catchy, ‘Dragons’ takes an already original artist and gives him a more signature tone to present.
Some of the best songs are the simplest. ‘Dragons’ takes simplicity and gives it a voice.
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Singer-songwriter Eric Sleeper has released his latest single, “Dragons.” Bringing trippy loops, soulful harmonies, and poignant lyrics, the new track features an evocative guitar chipping away at a false reality.
Exemplifying the misconceptions that social media and entertainment portray about the ideal life with no flaws, “Dragons” is Eric Sleeper’s approach to seeing the bigger picture and doing the best you can with what you are given, rather than being discontent chasing for more. Honoring lyrics that his audience relates to, Sleeper encourages fans to use his song as a guide to appreciate themselves and their journey through life.
“This song is about figuring out your priorities in life, acknowledging that what we see in movies, TV, or social media may not be what it seems,” explains Sleeper. “It can leave you discontent and always hungry for more, rather than enjoying the journey itself.” He expresses this in his lyric, “I see a storm coming down, you just see rain. I can’t afford another drought, so I don’t complain.”
The line represents people becoming detrimentally dependent on others’ validation and materialistic things, whether completely knowingly or blindly. Sleeper continues to express how one may chase imaginary fantasies that in practice are not the best for themselves in his line, “Life is tragic, chasing dragons.” He leaves the audience hopeful for brighter days by constantly stating reasons why they should appreciate what little they are given.
Eric Sleeper, born in New York and based in New Jersey, embarked on his musical journey at 14. He found his passion for music, starting with a guitar, and quickly learned songwriting. After learning the MIDI keyboard shortly, he gained a broader understanding of music, which then allowed him to experiment more instrumentally and vocally. Sleeper has proven to be a talented musician, inspired by musicians who praise a minimalist approach to songwriting, like Bob Dylan, Elliot Smith, and Nirvana.
About Eric Sleeper
New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Eric Sleeper carries a unique, dreamy, and tangible vibe that sets him apart from his peers. Taking pride in bending multiple genres, he encapsulates indie, acoustic rock, and folk all to create his own distinctive sound. Directing focus toward his lyrical mind frame, Eric writes his songs to be captivating, riveting, and relatable. Taking inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, Nirvana, Tom Waits, and Bon Iver, he values their minimalistic approach to songwriting. “I am homegrown, literally recording everything on my own in my no-frills bedroom studio,” Eric explains.
Strumming the strings to his first guitar at age 14, Eric Sleeper has been making music ever since. After guitar, he immediately began writing his own songs and later picked up the MIDI keyboard. He quickly took to expressing his thoughts and feelings through lyricism, writing about his personal struggles, ambition, and tales of the underdog.
With his unique writing style, and a dreamlike ambiance that adds an element of nostalgia, alongside his edgy and rebellious attitude, Eric Sleeper is setting off on a musical journey of his own. With two successful singles, “Emily” and “Junkie,” already under his belt and a third on the way, Eric is the breath of fresh air the singer-songwriter scene needs.